Category Archives: Cerebral Palsy
What Causes Cerebral Palsy in Infants?
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a type of neurological condition that develops when a child’s brain has been damaged during development or develops abnormally. CP could occur before, during, or after birth. There are several possible causes of abnormal growth or damage. Many used to think CP was caused by lack of oxygen during the… Read More »
What Is the Life Expectancy for Those with Cerebral Palsy?
When parents have a child, they often want their kid to have the best of everything. Having a child is usually a symbol of hope the parents will succeed in raising a healthy, happy individual who will have a long life. However, things don’t always go according to plan. When children acquire cerebral palsy… Read More »
The Cost of Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is still developing. CP can be caused before birth, during birth, or immediately after birth. The condition affects body movement, muscle control, coordination, muscle tone, posture, balance, and reflexes. It can also affect… Read More »
Cerebral Palsy: Does It Worsen with Age?
Cerebral palsy is a health condition or disorder that is caused by unusual brain development, most commonly before a child is even born. It can range from mild to severe, and symptoms typically manifest as speech disorders, difficulty controlling muscle movement, and restrictive learning disabilities. As serious as cerebral palsy is at its onset,… Read More »
The Four “Not So” Essential Criteria
In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics (“AAP”), along with the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology (“ACOG”), published Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy: Defining the Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology (“NEACP”). The NEACP (or Green Book) sought to identify four “essential” criteria necessary to attribute the events of labor and delivery to neonatal encephalopathy and… Read More »
Baltimore Mother, Son Win $4.1 Million Verdict
A Baltimore City jury has awarded $4.1 million to a woman and her 8-year-old son who alleged that the negligence of University of Maryland Medical Center doctors caused his cerebral palsy. Nicole Player claimed doctors did not deliver Darryl Gholston Jr. immediately but instead waited for more than 12 hours after noticing his umbilical… Read More »